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“Spider-Verse” Actor Shameik Moore Admits He's a 'Sore Loser' After Saying Film Was 'Robbed' at Oscars 2024

'Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse' star Shameik Moore spoke out after the film didn't win Best Animated Film

<p>Jamie McCarthy/WireImage); Sony Pictures Releasing / Marvel Entertainment / Courtesy Everett Collection</p> Shameik Moore; "Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse"

Jamie McCarthy/WireImage); Sony Pictures Releasing / Marvel Entertainment / Courtesy Everett Collection

Shameik Moore; "Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse"

Shameik Moore, the lead voice actor in Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, called himself a "sore loser" after the film didn't take home the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature.

At the 2024 Oscars on Sunday, the animated sequel was nominated alongside Elemental, Nimona, Robot Dreams and the winner, The Boy and the Heron.

On X (formerly known as Twitter) Sunday, Moore, 28, wrote "robbed," seemingly referring to his film not claiming the prize. (Back in 2019, the first movie, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, won the category at the Oscars.)

In a followup post, the actor, who voices Miles Morales in the film, wrote, "Respect to the winners. It’s true, I’m definitely a sore loser, but we didn’t lose, Spiderverse has impacted ALOT of lives, we may not have been acknowledged tonight but life goes on, and BEYOND….. yea get ready."

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Columbia Pictures "Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse"
Columbia Pictures "Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse"

One of the film's writers, Christopher Miller, reacted to the outcome on Instagram, writing, "So proud of our team. You created a new cinematic language whose impact will be felt culturally and within the industry for years to come. And if you’re gonna lose, might as well lose to the GOAT."

That "greatest of all time" reference is to Hayao Miyazaki, the Japanese director behind The Boy and the Heron and other beloved Studio Ghibli films, like 2001's Spirited Away, which also won Best Animated Film.

Miyazaki, who was awarded an Honorary Oscar in 2014, was not in attendance to accept the win in person on Sunday.

<p>Studio Ghibli</p> "The Boy and the Heron"

Studio Ghibli

"The Boy and the Heron"

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When one X user tagged Moore with Miller's statement and told the actor "this is how you respond to losing," Moore wrote back in response: "Your right, honestly the whole Spiderverse team are such good sports. Very professional and I’m excited to see what comes of this. I’m young, and a fighter, so forgive my nature. Congrats to the winners."

Across the Spider-Verse was a box office hit and also starred Hailee Steinfeld, Brian Tyree Henry, Jake Johnson, Oscar Isaac, Issa Rae and more. The ending sets up another sequel, titled Spider-Man: Beyond the Spider-Verse.

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